Raymond Continues to Support Future of Manufacturing with Youth Apprenticeship Program

Jul 26, 2016
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Raymond Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Youth Apprenticeship Program, coordinated through BOCES, is part of The Raymond Corporation’s commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, helping encourage the future of manufacturing.

GREENE, N.Y., July 27, 2016 — The Youth Apprenticeship Program, coordinated through BOCES, is part of The Raymond Corporation’s commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, helping encourage the future of manufacturing. The program allows junior and senior high school students to explore multiple career options in the material handling industry. It provides a firsthand look at the intricacies of manufacturing, engineering and other careers to help encourage students in their career pursuits.
 
The Raymond Corporation recognized three high school seniors from Greene High School who spent two years contributing to Raymond’s Youth Apprenticeship Program at its headquarters in Greene, N.Y. this past May 2016. The apprenticeship program at Raymond allowed the students, Kurt Hendershott, Tyler VanOrden and Taylor Wahlers, to experience what careers are available in the manufacturing industry. Student apprentices shared the projects they participated in and the results that were achieved. They also discussed the skills acquired as a result of the program, highlighting increased knowledge related to areas of engineering, procurement, leasing and employee training. 

“Raymond apprentices are challenged to complete multiple assignments and work with different mentors over their two years at Raymond, providing immediate value to the departments they work in, as well as for the corporation,” says Heidi Foster, coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program at Raymond. “Students are prepared and equipped with an impressive skill set to professionally succeed even beyond The Raymond Corporation.”

 
Raymond welcomes three new Greene High School juniors to the apprenticeship program this September 2016—Coy Austin, Dominic Williams and Gray Reid. Held in conjunction with the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and the Greene School District in New York State, the apprenticeship program has welcomed, on average, three students per year since 1991.
 
For more information on the Youth Apprenticeship Program, contact BOCES by calling 607-763-3254. For more information on Raymond, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.

About The Raymond Corporation

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of end-to-end warehouse solutions, fleet management, forklift training and support to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations. Raymond® forklifts are engineered to achieve higher performance, enhance operator comfort and increase efficiency. Raymond manufactures a full line of forklift trucks — including reach trucks, pallet jacks, pallet stackers, sit-down and stand-up forklifts, orderpickers and turret trucks. The iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system provides solutions to manage industrial vehicle fleets, labor efficiencies and warehouses. Additionally, flexible automation, customized solutions and industry-leading consultation from Raymond further enhance and streamline processes while helping customers to drive down costs. Raymond is a recipient of the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan.

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